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NZIFST announces new award - The RON HOOKER AWARD for Exemplary Service

This award is to recognise significant past or current service or contribution to the NZIFST, developing the affairs of the Institute, its Branches or Divisions. 

The award has been established to honour and recognise the outstanding contribution given by RON HOOKER to the NZIFST since its formation in 1965.

The inaugural award will be presented by Ron's family during the Awards Dinner in Christchurch on 2 July this year.

For more information on the award criteria and to make a nomination, please CLICK HERE
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The Earle Travel Fellowship in Technology 

The Earle Travel Fellowship is awarded annually to support and encourage young professional engineers and food technologists. The aim of the fellowship is to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals through overseas travel. It is envisaged that the skills gained, and the contacts made, through visiting overseas research and development institutes, and attending international conferences will enable successful candidates to improve technology in New Zealand.

Applications, which close 9 May, are invited from young (under 40 years old) members of NZIFST, IPENZ or SCENZ-IChemE

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NZIFST 2014 Food Industry EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Nomination/Application closing date extended to 11th April

These awards recognise excellence in individuals and teams and are open to any company or employee(s) of any sector of the New Zealand food and beverage industry. You do not have to be a member of the NZIFST.

The AWARD CATEGORIES are:

ECOLAB Award for Excellence in ECO-EFFICIENCY
TRANSPACIFIC Award for Excellence in LEADERSHIP
Excellence in SERVICE or SUPPLY
Excellence in INNOVATION

The 2014 award winners will be announced and presented at the NZIFST Annual Conference on Wednesday 2 July in Christchurch.

For more information please go HERE

AIFST CAREER PLANNING TOOLS - NZIFST MEMBERS ONLY


NZIFST is pleased to provide this set of Career Planning Tools, orginally developed by the AIFST, to be used by members to assist them as they navigate their career in the food industry. The CPT package summarises the stages of career planning, offers a number of tools to help individuals evaluate their progress and plan future actions at each stage. It also provides a comprehensive list of career options, categorised both by type of work environment and by job description.

NZIFST MEMBERS ONLY - PASSWORD REQUIRED.

www.nzifst.org.nz/members/careerstoolpackage/




NZIFST introduces its new FIT programme
FIT replaces the "Crash Courses" which have run successfully for over 2 years.
FIT offers a similar short course format but the focus is on professional development to keep you and the food industry "fit".

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2013 NZIFST AWARDS WINNERS

J C ANDREWS AWARD

JC Andrews Award 2013: Torben Sorensen


FELLOWS

(L to R): Amber Davies (on behalf of Ross Davies), Keith Johnston, Margot Skinner, President Cathy McArdle, David Illingworth, Alan Baldwin, John Birch

INDUSTRY AWARDS


 Excellence in INNOVATION
(Sponsored by MPI) 

(L to R): Kerry Johnson (Soulo), Andre Roberts, on behalf of Chloe Pizzato (Fonterra Brands), WINNER: Megan Howard (JH Whittaker & Sons), Carol Barnao (MPI)

 Excellence in ECO-EFFICIENCY
(Sponsored by Ecolab)

Derrick Lauchlan (Aurecon) & Robin Piggott (Dominion Salt), WINNER: Andre Kruger & Natasha Furze (FBNZ Te Roto), David Lowry (Ecolab)
 
 Excellence in LEADERSHIP
(Sponsored by Jasol New Zealand)

Graham Green & Jack Vollebregt (Greenlea Premier Meats), WINNER: Juli Mercer (Hansells), Andre Wojtowicz (Jasol)

 Excellence in SERVICE or SUPPLY
Sponsored by NZIFST

(L to R): David Anstice (ATEED), WINNER: Jenny Dee on behalf of the NZIFST/CREST Student Product Development Challenge Team, President Cathy McArdle, Bob Olayo (FF Instrumentation)


 

 

 About NZIFST:

NZIFST, the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, is the professional link uniting people in the food industry who apply science and technology to the processing and distribution of foods.

The Institute is committed to the promotion and advancement of Food Science and Technology, one of New Zealands most important industries and professions. Through regular Branch meetings, a fortnightly email newsletter, technical seminars and workshops, and an annual conference, a high level of member contact and participation is maintained.

At every opportunity, our members are invited to share their knowledge, experience and ideas and discuss industry developments, issues and concerns.

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If you work in food, click here to find out how to become a member of New Zealand's largest, most active group of food professionals.

Benefits of NZIFST membership include the following:

FOOD INDUSTRY TRAINING
Our new FIT programme offers short half-day courses  on Product Recall, Allergens, Sensory, IP, HACCP, Labelling, Pricing, Competitor Research, and, and ...
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CAREERS & EDUCATION
Information for students, teachers and members about careers in food science, technology and engineering, nutrition, marketing and more.
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BRANCH NEWS & EVENTS
Keep up to date with NZIFST activities in your area, both professional and social.
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FOOD NEW ZEALAND



The official journal of NZIFST - NZ's authority on food technology, research and manufacturing. NZIFST Members now have access to Food New Zealand back-issues from the past five years for download (Members area password required).
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